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#186867 - 10/29/09 08:33 PM Posting where you live helps with recommendations
Susan Offline
Geezer

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
We've had a welcome influx of new members here, which is great.

But when you ask for advice, your location is often of considerable importance. Many members of long standing have tons of great ideas, but it depends on what climate/dangers/weather conditions/etc you are likely to face.

It would really help if you posted your general location on your profile, like Southern California or Nebraska. We don't need to know your address or town. Occasionally posting where you live doesn't help, as this board moves quickly, and no one has the memory, or the time to search old posts. "Kansas, Tornado Alley" is very helpful; so is "High desert, CA".

It just wastes everyone's time if we're making suggestions that are unrealistic for your area.

Thanks,

Sue

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#186869 - 10/29/09 09:12 PM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: Susan]
MDinana Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2184
Loc: Deep south... Carolina
So Sue, you on the rainy side, or the dry side, of the state?

Mike, from VA on the coast!

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#186873 - 10/30/09 12:18 AM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: MDinana]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1617
Loc: Ocala, FL
Is everyone familiar with The Metroplex or do I need to change my location to The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex for clarification?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#186875 - 10/30/09 12:52 AM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2613
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Sue's right.

For example, on the Dark Side of the Moon, the recipes with beans could be a problem. When you wear a spacesuit for hours at a time ...

(Kidding, Sue. I'm bad.)

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#186881 - 10/30/09 02:19 AM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: MDinana]
Susan Offline
Geezer

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Sorry! Rainy side. Except for summer, then both sides are dry.

Changed my profile to indicate that.

Sue

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#186883 - 10/30/09 02:22 AM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Susan Offline
Geezer

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
DFW??? For some reason, I thought it was in Canada!

So much for assumptions...

Sue

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#186891 - 10/30/09 03:26 AM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: Susan]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4620
Loc: SOCAL
Agree, I did not associate Metroplex with Texas.

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#186894 - 10/30/09 03:30 AM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: Susan]
fasteer Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 63
Loc: away
the Metroplex - I would have guessed New York City...!
suppose 'the VA' is Virginia..? Why 'the'?
Acronym Finder also lists VA = Virtual Address...
W.WA is Western Washington...? the state or the city?
although Acronym Finder says WWA = Wasilla Airport (Alaska)

Acronyms maybe clear to you & opaque to me.

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#186898 - 10/30/09 03:41 AM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: fasteer]
scafool Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
I thought Metroplex was one of the Transformer Robots from the cartoon series.

Alberta should be clear as a location but it is actually out of date for me. I am in Ontario now, Muskoka at the moment.
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#186902 - 10/30/09 04:14 AM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: scafool]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4620
Loc: SOCAL
Being in California I'm vain enough to know that everyone realizes SOCAL is SOuthern CALifornia and that it would be totally redundant and unnecessary to spell it out wink

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